Features

As It Is ‘This Mind Of Mine’ Track By Track

Transatlantic pop-punkers As It Is get nostalgic on their forthcoming fan-funded E.P ‘This Mind Of Mine’, which sees release on the 17th March 2014. Creatively inspired by the days when emo wasn’t a dirty word and the rose tinted spirit of the late, great John Hughes’ celluloids, As It Is have spent 18 months moulding, melding and meddling with their craft, steadily building a reputation as ...

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Get Ready for the Rock ’n’ Roll Tour of 2014

Foreigner with special guests Europe and FM will be performing nine dates across the UK throughout April this year, with it all kicking off on Thursday 3rd of that month at the O2 Apollo in Manchester. “I’m thrilled to be coming back home to England and touring with Europe and FM,” says Foreigner’s founding British member and lead guitarist, Mick ...

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Hype Theory – Southampton Preview

Hype Theory are best described as a full on assault of loud guitar, fans of raw rock presence get that but singer Katy’s sweet & sincere vocals make a few hearts flutter in the meantime. The band are touring off the back of their great 2013 album ‘Captives’ (which you can see a review for in our top albums of ...

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MaYan – Antagonize

Formed 2010 MaYaN are a Dutch symphonic death metal band founded by vocalist Mark Jansen, keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist Frank Schiphorst. The name of the band was chosen by Jansen out of his fascination for the ancient Maya civilization.  On the 6 September 2013 Nuclear Blast released a press statement that confirmed that tour members from the first album ...

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Hard Rock Hell VII ‘Cirque Du Rock’ Review

Hard Rock Hell (HRH) VII now in its seventh year is a festival filled with classic rock and metal bands. Each year the festival is themed differently, this year being ‘Cirque Du Rock’. We arrived on the Thursday night and were welcomed by the crazy antics of Area 51. They provided a stage show called ‘Caravan of Lost Souls’ that ...

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Interview with Mallory Knox 2013

It’s been a pretty big year for Mallory Knox with a highly acclaimed debut album, selling out venues on their UK headline tour and making waves abroad. We caught up with Mikey Chapman (vocals) and Sam Douglas (bass & vocals) before the end of 2013 for a chat – with an extra helping of festive cheer… RAMzine: Hi guys! How ...

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Flashfires @ Lennons, Southampton

Flashfires are a relative new indie-disco band coming from Basingstoke. They’ve just returned from recording their debut album alongside Telsa bassist, Brian Wheat, in the USA which is due for release in early 2014 on Angry Badger Records. With new material to add to their set and a hoard of loyal fans packing the venue we are certainly expecting great ...

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Hard Rock Hell VII ‘Cirque Du Rock’

1000s of rock fans have ascended upon Hard Rock Hell VII ‘Cirque Du Rock’. A festival in November is a cold festival, but you don’t have to worry about that here. The festival that takes place in Hafan Y More, Pwllheli – A Haven holiday park, where festival-goers stay in caravans and chalets. After a fun filled night of circus ...

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Interview with Biff from Saxon

English heavy metal band Saxon are considered to be one of the front-runners of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The band had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980’s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe’s biggest metal acts. They are still ...

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Coheed and Cambria @ Kashbah, Coventry

Coheed and Cambria are a band that have been around since the early 90s – they have released 7 amazing and different studio albums – and they have played with Iron Maiden, Slipknot and Trivium. All of Coheed’s albums are concept albums, they all tell a story called The Amory Wars, all written by lead singer Claudio Sanchez. In the ...

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